First Call to Prayer from Inside Hagia Sophia in 85 Years

July 1st was marked as the first time in 85 years when a muezzin called the faithful to prayer from inside Hagia Sophia in...

The Story of the Karamanlides: Orthodox, Turkish-Speaking People Native to Anatolia

Starting as far back as 1071, Turks began their settlements in Anatolia and shortly after, dominated the vast majority of the region, excluding the...

Hagia Sophia to Turn to Mosque During Muslim Ramadan [video]

The morning prayer from the Koran was read at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul on the first day of Muslim Ramadan, Monday, June 6, in...

Islamization of Hagia Sophia: It’s a Mosque Again!

Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Hagia Sophia, is to be used as a mosque for the 30 days of the religious Ramadan feast in Turkey. Reports...

German Recognition of Armenian Genocide Puts EU-Turkey Deal at Risk

The Turkish government is outraged after German lawmakers voted for the recognition of the Armenian genocide. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the...

New Visa Dispute Sours Turkey-EU Ties

Within a matter of hours of Turkey’s new government being announced, a major dispute over visas erupted Wednesday between Ankara and the European Union,...

Filmmaker Documents Greek Ghost Town of Levissi [video]

The town of Levissi (known as Kayakoy) was once a bustling Greek Orthodox community. Greeks of the 5,000-year-old village were ethnically cleansed and then...

Why Turkish Airlines Prefer Greek Captains

The rapid development of Turkish Airlines has caused the company to seek experienced pilots from abroad. The Turkish carrier employs 77 Greek pilots from...

Why Turkey’s Historic Churches Are Being Turned Into Mosques

The Christian churches in Turkey that have been turned into mosques is the subject of an interesting report in the Assyrian International News Agency. As...

Archaeologists in Turkey Discover Ancient Mosaic With Greek Message

Archaeologists in Turkey have discovered a unique 2,400 year-old ancient Greek mosaic. The floor tiles, found in Hatay province on the Turkish-Syrian border, show a...